Friday, 10 October 2008

Shopping at The Mill




Some photos from The Mill Markets in Daylesford, where I spent a happy couple of hours today. Daylesford is well worth a visit for its vintage shops. If you plan to visit for a Spring weekend, please come on 29/30 November as we are planning a Lark sample sale in conjunction with a new local makers market.




Don't you love the Crying Boy painting? I would love to own one of these but I am too scared to have one in my house. I still remember the British media coverage about the Crying Boy Curse in 1985, when a fireman reported an alarming number of house fires in homes with a Crying Boy picture, and in each one the painting was the only thing to survive the fire. Honestly! I read once that Wayne Hemingway covered a whole ceiling in his house with Crying Boy pictures, so he is obviously a lot braver than me, and I don't think his house burned down.

6 comments:

Jodie said...

The makers market sounds great - I'll have to pop over and do some Christmas shopping1

PAPER LEAF said...

I didn't know that about the crying boy. I love that picture. A copy hangs in my local cafe.

Swift Jan said...

The picture is gorgeous, but I also think I would avoid hanging it!

Betty Jo said...

I found a Crying boy painting being chucked out. I had it in my sons room for a while, but I'm sure it was jinxed... read more about it here
http://linoforest.blogspot.com/2007/09/alfie-crying-boy.html

Mc Cranky! said...

i love the mill, everytime i visit i always spend a little time appreciating the crying boy, he is so nice. we will definately have to make the trip up in November!

bernadette said...

Hi,
I grew up with The Crying Boy painting, and I don't believe that it is cursed. As a matter of fact, I think I had the best years of my life with that painting hanging in our house. And ps.. Our house never caught fire.
XXX
:)